Hey Baby Pt 2: The Great Pumpkin.

It should come as NO surprise that I LOVE fall- especially fall foods and fall colors and fall clothes! I know we haven’t QUITE yet hit the official fall season (which just so happens to usually ‘fall’ on my birthday, Sept 22nd) (I turn 30 this year- eek!) but I have already started the pumpkin celebration. (As are Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts and our local convenience shop WaWa).  If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I’ve already made a few pumpkin things… Well today, I bring you something I am SUPER proud of….and a RECIPE! (Who doesn’t love a good fall recipe).

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Mmmm Pumpkin Puree… You can make this yourself, y’know. As we get closer to Halloween, maybe I will show you how to make your own pumpkin puree.. For now, you can use the canned stuff you can pick up at your local grocery store.

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Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby Pancake

(Serves 1-4, depending on whether or not you want to share).

3 Tbsp butter (divided into 1 tbsp squares)

3/4 cup milk, heated in the microwave for 20-30 seconds

3 eggs

2 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used unbleached flour)

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp nutmet

1/2 tsp cinnamon (I love cinnamon)

pinch of salt

pinch of ginger (just cause)

 

Set your oven to 400*F and put your divided butter in a cast iron skillet and place in the oven to preheat and melt into heavenly goodness.

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Put the rest of your ingredients into a blender and mix for 30 seconds. Make sure you scrape the sides so its all evenly combined.

Pour into your cast iron skillet.

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I sprinkled some extra cinnamon (and brown sugar) on top for some extra flavor.

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Pop that sucker back into your oven and let it do its thing in there for 20-30 minutes. It all depends on your oven, so start eyeballing it every 5 minutes or so at about 15 minutes (free smells!)

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VOILA! Look at how MARVELOUS it is!!! (And it tastes really REALLY awesome- I am eating my slice right now!!)

 

Looking back, I should’ve thrown some vanilla protein power in there for some extra oomph to my day. I’ve been enjoying putting that stuff in almost everything. Yolo I guess, right?

I hope you all try this VERY soon. Its the weekend starting tomorrow! What a great excuse for a dutch baby pancake…. You can also melt down some cookie butter to drizzle on top of it so you can serve it as a dessert!!!

If you make it, tag me in your instagram so I can see and applaud your greatness!!!

Have a great weekend, y’all!!!

-Sarah Montana

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